Middle Tennessee 38, Florida Atlantic 14

Dwight Dasher threw for two touchdowns and ran for two as Middle

Tennessee defeated Florida Atlantic 38-14 on Saturday.

Dasher was 11 of 15 for 158 yards. The Blue Raiders (5-6, 4-3)

also got 150 yards from Phillip Tanner on 15 carries, and Darin

Davis returned two interceptions for a total of 101 yards.

After the Owls (4-7, 3-4) took an early lead on Jeff Van Camp’s

32-yard pass to Lester Jean, Dasher tied it with a 44-yard toss to

Tavarres Jefferson. Dasher’s 29-yard pass to Tyler Mason put the

Blue Raiders ahead 14-7 at halftime.

Middle Tennessee’s opening drive of the second half featured 10

consecutive runs before it ended in a field goal.

The Blue Raiders went ahead 24-7 when Dasher ran it in from the

1 after Davis returned an interception 49 yards. Dasher’s 5-yard

run early in the fourth quarter made it 31-7 after Davis’ 52-yard

interception return.